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  • Artist helps ILMS students paint murals

    The evening sun casts an orange glow over the Upstate’s Lake Jocassee, while a slight breeze brushes the grass along the Lowcountry coastline.
    Students at Indian Land Middle School brought those two Palmetto State settings close to home last week with the help of a statewide-recognized artist.

  • Cabin built in 1790 damaged in blaze

    A Lancaster woman suffered smoke-related injuries after she tried to save her dogs in a house fire Wednesday morning.
    The fire started before 8 a.m. at the log cabin home of Rudy and Linda Shipton, the owners of Palmetto Kennels.
    Their house, built in 1790, is located behind their business, off Charlotte Highway, just north of the Shiloh Unity Road intersection.
    Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder said fire officials received the call at 8:12 a.m. about the blaze. The fire began in a bedroom, he said.

  • Suspects linked to 12 burglaries

    Four suspects arrested earlier this month have been linked to 12 burglaries throughout the county, though the list could grow.
    Less than two weeks after deputies arrested and charged four Lancaster residents in connection with October’s burglary spree, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has released a list of when and where the quartet’s crimes took place.

  • Suspects linked to 12 burglaries

    Four suspects arrested earlier this month have been linked to 12 burglaries throughout the county, though the list could grow.
    Less than two weeks after deputies arrested and charged four Lancaster residents in connection with October’s burglary spree, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has released a list of when and where the quartet’s crimes took place.

  • Deputies investigating another rash of burglaries

    The sheriff’s office is investigating a new wave of burglaries.
    Between Nov. 15 and Nov. 21, a series of burglaries were reported from the Panhandle to the southern part of the county, including homes in Indian Land, Lancaster, Heath Springs and Kershaw.
    Sheriff Barry Faile said the incidents were not connected to a burglary spree at a dozen locations last month. Four suspects were arrested earlier this month in connection with those crimes.

  • New Roy Hardin Park almost ready for public

    After more than a year of development and months of construction work, the new Roy Hardin Park is almost complete.
    The relocated Indian Land park, which moved from its original 9.9 acres near Collins Road to 10.92 acres of property on Shelley Mullis Road, is close to opening for the public.
    Brian Rollar, director of development with Charlotte-based York Development Group, which has been working on moving the park, said crews were putting the finishing touches on the park last week.

  • Church to host Thanksgiving dinner

    If you’re in need of a meal on Thanksgiving, there’s at least one place for you to go.
    Freedom Freewill Baptist Church is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner at its sanctuary from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
    It’s open to anybody hard hit by the economy and who may not be able to provide a meal for themselves, said the Rev. Mitch Ingram, pastor at the church.

  • 30th annual B&B Craft Show is Saturday in Lancaster

    The annual B&B Craft Show will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Springdale Recreation Center, 260 S. Plantation Road.  
    This will be 30th show, traditionally held the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Its sponsor is Landmark Pentecostal Holiness Church.
    As in the past, there will be an assortment of items to pick from.
    Vendors will display and sell crafts, gifts, jewelry, pottery and art.  Food items will also be available at the show.
    Pictures with Santa will be made from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
     

  • Man dies, wife hurt in kayak mishap

    A Kershaw man died after falling out of his kayak in a pond near Great Falls on Sunday.
    Clarence Marshall Jr., 65, and his wife, Brenda, also 65, were kayaking on Stumpy Pond when both of their kayaks capsized, said Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Karla Knight Deese. Stumpy Pond is located in the Cedar Creek Reservoir along the Catawba River, between Great Falls and Lancaster.

  • Woman sentenced for check forgeries

    Brenda Coates will spend the next five years in prison. And when she gets out, she’ll have to pay back the $189,000 she took from an area church.
    Coates, 47, of 223 Youngs Bend Road, Kershaw, (her last-known address) received a five-year prison sentence Friday morning after she pleaded guilty in general sessions court to 64 counts of forgery.